Top 10: best towing cars

Sam Bisby

By: Sam Bisby

Towing cars are complicated beasts. If you are planning to tow a caravan or trailer, you need a car that can tow a big weight. The car also needs to be powerful, comfortable, safe braking and hill starting abilities and a fantastic performance. These are the top ten best towing cars.

4x4 and Pick Ups

  1. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Towing limit: 3,500kg

Average fuel economy: 20.1mpg

Cash price: Not available

Offering a range of towing options such as a reversing camera and stability assist system, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a stable and powerful car to tow a caravan.

  1. Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Towing limit: 3,350kg

Average fuel economy: 19mpg

Cash price: Not available

Noted as the first pick-up to achieve the Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating, the Ford Ranger has been tested in a variety of environments to give you peace of mind no matter where you sleep at night.


  1. Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki Grand Vitara

Towing limit: 2,000kg

Average fuel economy: 40mpg

Cash price: £14,995

The five-door family SUV is made for family life. At an affordable price, the SUV is also able to drive off-road to make it easy for you and your caravan.

  1. Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

Towing limit: 3,000kg

Fuel economy: 37.8mpg

Price: £23,495

With a spacious cabin and a strong engine, the Kia Sorento has 4x4 abilities to make it easy to tow your caravan in a field. The Kia Sorento is also equipped with a large amount of standard equipment.  


  1. Peugeot 508

Peugot 5008

Towing limit: 1,975kg

Average fuel economy: 67mpg

Price: £19,300

The smart and stylish Peugeot 508 is a fantastic drive, with and without towing the caravan. With a high quality and comfortable cabin, the 508 is ideal for drivers who love safe rides.

  1. Volvo S80

Volvo S80

Towing limit: 1,800kg

Average fuel economy: 36.4mpg

Price: £21,800

Designed with an elegant finish, the Volvo S80 has strong engines and tons of space for you and your family. You can add the optional rear sensors and camera to help while parking your caravan.


  1. Ford Mondeo

Ford Mondeo

Towing limit: 2,200kg

Average fuel economy 43.5mpg

Price: £21,245

If you are looking for a big booted car, look no further. The Ford Mondeo estate has an economical engine and a refined design.

  1. Citroen C5

Citroen C5

Towing limit: 1,980kg

Average fuel economy: 42.3mpg

Price: £17,455

The original Citroen C5 estate has an excellent engine and a variety of standard kit. The C5 is also very refined.


  1. Seat Leon

Seat Leon

Towing limit: 1,600kg

Average fuel economy: 57.6mpg

Price: £18,310

The Seat Leon won the Auto Express’s 2013 car of the year award. The car comes equipped with a user-friendly cabin and a strong engine.

  1. Mazda 3

Mazda 3

Towing limit: 1, 500kg

Fuel economy: 42mpg

Price: £16,995

The easy to drive Mazda 3 has an economical engine, is an enjoyable drive and is well equipped. It also has a stylish edge on the road.

Please note the towing limit and fuel consumption will differ depending on the age and model of the car. 

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